Welcome to AOR

The Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR) was formed in 1977 to support the fledgling recycling industry and promote recycling in the state of Oregon. AOR provides a forum for discussing recycling issues at a level that reflects the deep pool of membership expertise. Our nonprofit 501(c)6 allows us to influence government policy. We encourage education and growth through newsletters, forums, tours, annual conferences, and award presentations.

AOR members encompass a diverse group of city, county, and state government staff; nonprofit organizations; representatives from recycling and solid waste companies; compost processors; reuse organizations; colleges and universities; and private citizens. With over 500 members, AOR continues to set the industry standard for encouraging sustainable legislative initiatives and awareness.

AOR welcomes all regardless of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, committee members, event participants, volunteers, contractors, exhibitors, and all Oregonians. AOR values the well-being of all Oregonians and supports the conditions upon where we work and live that result in health and happiness.

Latest News From the AOR Blog

08-12-2022

What is your name? Jeff Merwin

Where do you work and what do you do? Landfill Manager for Crook County in Prineville Oregon

Tell us how you embrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace? At...

07-14-2022

In March 2022, Oregon DEQ released the report "Enhancing Community Engagement Using Q-Methodology". The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the use and application of the social science technique Q-Methodology ...

07-14-2022

Name: Jayme Perman

In what University/College are you currently enrolled, or if an Americorps Volunteer, where are you working/volunteering? Western Washington University 

Tell us about your major or...

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